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Jessie Winfred LuarkSeptember 15, 1925 – June 11, 2004

Jessie Winfred Luark, 78, of Gypsum died peacefully at her home Friday, June 11, 2004.She was born to Clyde and Ida Schlegel on Sept. 15, 1925, in Glenwood Springs.She grew up and was raised on the Schlegel homestead, graduating from Gypsum High School in 1943. She continued her education at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and received her teaching degree.She returned to the Burns area and taught school until she married a local rancher, Wilbur Luark of Burns, on July 3, 1948. She spent most of her life in the Burns area as a rancher’s wife and raising her family.Her dedication to her husband and her family was her greatest strength. She loved to cook.She is survived by her daughter, Susan Banegas Luark, and family of Phoenix; Mike Luark and family of Gypsum; Pat Luark and family of Kansas City, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and brothers, Wesley, Norman and Clark Schlegel.Memorial services will be June 15 at the Luark Ranch in Burns. She will be buried next to her husband on King Mountain.Memorial services will be June 15 at the Luark Ranch in Burns. She will be buried next to her husband on King Mountain.


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